Queens (WALK) - Officers from Nassau's elite Special Operations unit shot a robbery suspect in Jamaica Estates last night after he rammed a cop with his car while trying to escape arrest, police say.
Plainclothes officers planned to arrest Muhammad Ali, 21, for an armed robbery last week near his home in Hicksville and were closing in on him when the man allegedly jumped into a car on Wexford Terrace and drove into the officer. Another cop then opened fire, wounding the suspect.
The officer, whose name has not been released, is being treated for leg injuries at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Ali is reportedly in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.